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Timorous Beastie 12 Year Old Cask Strength Limited Edition

4th January 2019
Douglas Laing unveils a not so timorous, Timorous Beastie 12 Year Old Cask Strength.

Timorous Beastie 12 Year Old Cask Strength2019's first foot as far as new release announcements here at Scotch Malt Whisky goes is a not so timorous, Timorous Beastie 12 Year Old Cask Strength limited edition blended Highland malt whisky from independent Glasgow based whisky company Douglas Laing.

The new variant of the popular Timorous Beastie brand has been bottled at 54.4% ABV which should intensify the flavour notes and no doubt the pleasure which fans of the core range Timorous Beastie expressions are familiar with.

Douglas Laing tell me that it has been released to complement the existing core range comprising of the classic, non-age-statement Timorous Beastie and the 10 Year Old small batch release, both of which are continually available in specialist retail.

The new limited edition 12 year old expression is presented in a premium gift tube with monochromatic colourways and foil detail, and as we have come to expect from Douglas Laing and in line with their "as natural as it gets" philosophy, the new cask strength whisky is offered without colouring or chill-filtration.

Rather appropriately given that the brand takes its name from the "wee moose" made famous by the Scotland's national bard, Rabbie Burns, DL have unveiled aunch plans for the special edition which will include a Burns Night-themed Whisky influencer activation, extensive social media and Whisky-paired dinners in several of the brand’s key markets.

Cara Laing, Director of Whisky at the family-owned Scotch Whisky business, commented on the release, saying: "It feels particularly fitting to launch this special bottling of Timorous Beastie in January, the month in which we’ll celebrate Burns Night in honour of our national bard. Proudly bottled at natural cask strength, this feisty special edition bursts with barley, sugary marshmallow and citrus notes, and unlike its namesake, Burns’ timid field-mouse, it’s certainly not for the faint-hearted! Incidentally, it’s also ‘National Cheese Lovers’ Day’ on January 20th, and this special edition bottling is the perfect partner to a cheeseboard, in particular a hard cheese such as a comté."

With a RRP of £59.99, only 3,000 bottles of Timorous Beastie 12 Year Old Cask Strength available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt

Timorous Beastie 12 Year Old Cask Strength Review

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose:  Anticipate marshmallow with juicy barley and soft spices on the nose.

Taste: The palate brings creamy honey, buttered bread and sweet Malt.

Finish: The long finish bursts with nutmeg, oat biscuits and lemon sorbet.

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